Acts 3 ©

1 The lame man healed by Peter and John: 12 Peter declareth to the people that this cure was not wrought by any power or holiness in himself or John, but by the power of God through faith in the name of Jesus, whom they had ignorantly crucified, but whom God had raised from the dead according to the scriptures; and exhorteth them by faith to seek remission of sins and salvation in Jesus, whose coming had been spoken of by Moses and all the prophets.


NOW aPeter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being bthe ninth hour.


And a certain man clame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to dask alms of them that entered into the temple;


Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.


And ePeter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.


And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.


Then Peter said, fSilver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: gIn the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

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And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and himmediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.


And ihe leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.


jAnd all the people saw him walking and praising God:


And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and kthey were filled with wonder and *amazement at that which had happened unto him.


And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in lthe porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.


¶And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, mas though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?


nThe God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath oglorified his Son Jesus; whom pye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.


qBut ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;


And killed the 1Prince of life, rwhom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.


And his name through sfaith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, tthe faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.


And now, brethren, I *wot that uthrough ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.


vBut those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.


wRepent ye therefore, and be xconverted, that your sins may be blotted out, when ythe times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;


And he shall zsend Jesus Christ, which abefore was preached unto you:


bWhom the heaven must receive until the times of crestitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.


For Moses truly said unto the fathers, dA prophet shall the Lord your God eraise up unto you of your brethren, flike unto me; him shall ye ghear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.


And it shall come to pass, hthat every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.


iYea, and all the prophets from jSamuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.


kYe are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, lAnd in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.


mUnto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to nbless you, in oturning away every one of you from his iniquities.